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Spire Energy Accountant in Birmingham, Alabama


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Date: Apr 16, 2024

Location: Birmingham, AL, US, 35203

Company: Spire Inc.

Company Overview

At Spire, we believe energy exists to help people. To enrich their lives, grow their businesses, advance their communities. It’s a simple idea, but one that’s at the heart of everything we do. We are committed to understanding the needs of the homes and businesses we serve. That's why we're always looking for driven, collaborative people to join our team. Because we believe that offering our customers the best service means bringing together the best people.

And we find the best by hiring those who share our values of drive, safety, inclusion and integrity, and demonstrate our four essential behaviors that bring the Spire vision, mission and culture to life:

  • We make it happen: We are a company of go-getters, acting on every opportunity to help our company advance

  • We collaborate: We put teamwork first, bringing in everyone’s ideas, because our collective energy makes us stronger

  • We seek out perspective: We challenge ourselves to be open to different ways of doing things, because learning from each other leads to breakthroughs

  • We care: We treat people how we want to be treated, listening closely and doing what’s right, even when it’s hard

By living our values and behaviors every day, we strive to create an environment where every employee feels welcome, respected and valued.


Spire is seeking an Accountant that will be responsible for the preparation and completion of monthly journal entries, financial statements, quarterly reports, yearly reports, and special reports required by the Company and other outside governmental agencies. This position is also responsible for maintaining accurate financial records.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Prepare monthly journal entries, project adjustments, reconciliations, financial statements, reports, etc.

  • Analyze general ledger accounts

  • Create capital projects and review those created by other departments

  • Perform monthly closing responsibilities, including project & Fixed Asset processing of AFUDC and Depreciation, and all other Fixed Asset transactions

  • Prepare various schedules and reports

  • Create and maintain Excel spreadsheets

  • Remain current on changes in accounting rules

  • Collaborate with other members of the Financial Reporting team and other departments to meet deliverables and deadlines

  • Work on projects, including preparing rate case work papers, annual budgets, ad hoc requests, etc.

  • Copy and distribute various statements and reports

  • All other duties as assigned

Essential Characteristics and Competencies

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Ability to lead by example in support of the Company’s essential characteristics and values: strong ethics and integrity, dedication to a safe work environment, commitment to a diverse workforce that recognizes and respects every individual’s unique skills and perspectives

  • Ability to work under pressure and meet tight deadlines

  • Ability to adapt in a fast-moving and changing culture

  • Strong interpersonal skills with the proven ability to build and establish rapport with a diverse array of people

  • Ability to work independently and manage time effectively to meet individual goals and deadlines

  • Ability to work as part of a team and display a positive attitude for this dynamic environment

  • Strong analytical skills

  • Attention to detail

  • Good verbal and written communication skills

  • Ability to meet strict deadlines

  • Regular attendance is considered an essential job function

Supervisory Responsibilities


Required Education (certifications, licenses)

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, or similar degree

Required knowledge, skill and abilities

  • Knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles

  • Knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel

  • Experience working in large scale ERP systems such as Oracle & SAP

Physical demands, environment and schedule

Work Environment: Work is normally performed in a shared office environment

Working Hours: Typically, 8 hours a day, Monday through Friday. Overtime may be required to meet strict deadlines

Travel: Occasional travel may be required

Posting Requirements

  • We accept online applications through our career site at

    Disclaimer: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature of the level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each duty and responsibility satisfactorily. The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    Spire Inc., and its subsidiaries are an Affirmative Action and Equal Employment Opportunity employer.

    Job Location: Birmingham Job Segment: ERP, Accounting, Database, Oracle, SAP, Technology, Finance

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